Ant Technologies has commenced automation of Modny Continent’s warehouse

15.09.2009

The project of deployment of the Logistics Vision Suite warehouse management system at the Modny Continent company, has commenced at ant Technologies.

Modny Continent is a dynamically developing holding company, operating on the Russian market for over 10 years, and representing a chain of fashion clothing stores operating under the trade name of INCITY.  For purposes of providing merchandise deliveries to retail stores of the chain, the company has a new distribution center in suburban Moscow, with a total area of 10,000 sq. m., and a capacity of around 4,700 pallet spaces and 50,000 small storage bins. 

In the environment of dynamic business growth, increasing merchandise turnover, and the necessity to reduce logistics expenses, the company needed an effective IT tool for managing the resources of the distribution center – a professional WMS system.  Among the fundamental requirements specified at the system selection stage, were support for operations with a wide range of merchandise (over 15,000 of merchandise SKU), managing of collection and seasonal product ranges, as well as colors, the capability to set up complex integrated algorithms for merchandise processing, support for operations with batches and cross docking operations, setting up return logistics. 

The Logistics Vision Suite system was selected by company management as the solution that most fully meets the specified requirements.  Logistics Vision Suite possesses powerful functionality in warehouse process management, and it provides high productivity and reliability.  The limitless array of attributes in the system allows it to meet the specific merchandise processing requirements and ensures ease of set-up for nonstandard business processes.  Additionally, Modny Continent appreciated the openness of the system architecture, which ensures ease of maintenance and further development of the system with the client’s own resources. 

Within the framework of the project, the experts of ant Technologies will implement installation of the Warehouse Vision basic module for 20 user stations. In addition to automation of standard warehouse processes, there are plans to implement a special functionality – managing by collection, by season, by size, by color, implementing merchandise reception by placing in boxes with identification by unique box number, packaging of merchandise for shipment to retail stores immediately after reception, monitoring of placement into boxes, selection with packaging into the pre-selected order storage zone, with the ability to match orders to the intended recipients, operations with returns of various types (from retail stores, for safekeeping, defective items, from counteragents). 

The project is scheduled to be completed in December of this year. 

About Modny Continent: the company operates over 170 retail stores (its own, as well as franchises) in four countries.  It has its own trade mark INCITY.  It has a distribution center in suburban Moscow at its disposal.

 

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